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John Casteen records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG 2/1/2

Content Description

Records include a mix of materials with different provenance, including correspondence, awards, and other files relating to John Casteen, former president of the University of Virginia.


  • Creation: 1984 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by John T. Casteen are maintained by the University of Virginia. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the University of Virginia's special collections library.

Biographical Note

John T. Casteen was the seventh president of the University of Virginia, serving from 1990 to 2010. He was the second-longest serving president of the University and started his tenure after presiding as president of the University of Connecticut for five years. Prior to this, he taught at the University of California (Berkeley), the University of Virginia, and served as a UVA admissions dean. Casteen also served as Virginia's Secretary of Education from 1982 to 1985. After his tenure as UVA's president, he returned to teaching at the University of Virginia as a professor of English until his retirement in 2021.


.75 Cubic Feet

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John Casteen records
Stephanie Ricker
17 November 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States